Category Archives: Following Jesus

Three Steps to Follow Jesus when Making Tough Decisions

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We all follow leaders. The question is, who’s leading? Most of us follow some combination of our peers, people we admire, advertising, media outlets, and most importantly for Christians, Jesus. As a Christian, my desire is to follow Jesus more … Continue reading

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Saved From What?

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Jesus rode in to Jerusalem, 2000 or so years ago, to a “very large crowd” shouting: “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” The crowd had thrown their … Continue reading

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God-Maps and Google-Maps

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Most of us embark on a journey with a clear destination in mind. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed taking our three children on family vacations.  With few exceptions, summer featured a trip to the beach and/or a visit to a family member … Continue reading

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Called to be Object Lesson of God’s Redeeming Love

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My family once took a trip to Washington DC, and we took in all the monuments, memorials, and museums that we had time for.   There was only one problem; our youngest son had the flu.  His illness manifested itself progressively throughout the … Continue reading

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The Wrath of God, End of the World, Guns, and Truth

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This Chicago Tribune story, Avoiding wrath of God – we’ll put it to a vote, by Rex W. Huppke, frustrated me.   I’m not sure if I’m more aggravated with the snarky put down of anyone who would believe such a foolish thing … Continue reading

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Real Christianity or an Artificial Attempt

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If you water, fertilize and fuss over an artificial plant, will it grow?  Of course not.  It will never change for the better.  In fact, all that attention would probably convert an attractive silk flower arrangement into a mess. Real plants grow, and … Continue reading

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Hope for Parents in the Middle of July

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It is now the middle of July and the kids have been home for long enough to spend time with you, unstructured valuable time, take part in educational or sporting activities, relax a little, help around the house, and read.  … Continue reading

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Are You Rightly Understanding Jesus?

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My son-in-law is from Brazil, therefore English is his second language and he doesn’t always understand our idioms.  At a family birthday party recently a family member said to him, speaking of his one-year-old son who had not managed a … Continue reading

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Cheer up!

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What cheers you up?  A beautiful day, a good night’s sleep, an evening spent with people you love, or a restful vacation? These are wonderful gifts, and they never fail to cheer me up. “Cheer up” isn’t the first expression that comes to mind … Continue reading

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Eagerly Desiring the Last Supper

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If you were the key to a great mystery that had been in the works for all of human history, would you eagerly await your opportunity to reveal it?  Me too. Jesus eagerly desired the last supper with his disciples. He knew what was … Continue reading

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